Comedy Scriptwriting Training Courses

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Comedy Scriptwriting

Please note that this course has now been revised and absorbed into our Screenplay and scriptwriting training course.

Ever wished you’d written ‘The Office’, ‘Friends’ or ‘Love Actually’?

Well if you have ever wanted to write a TV sitcom or a comedy film then our comedy screenwriting course will show you the way.

This course provides everything the comedy writer needs to get started including an analysis of the contemporary comedy market, and the tools required to write sketches, create a sitcom, write a ‘dramady’ (comedy-drama), or a big screen film comedy.

We’ll look at where humour comes from, how to write and hone gags, where to find material, how to create compelling comedic characters, how to create comedy storylines, and how to write comic dialogue. Led by a professional film and TV writer you will gain a valuable insight into the world of film and television comedy writing from someone with real work experience.

Whether you’ve already written for other media and want to find your voice in the world of Film and TV or are bursting to get your ideas onto paper for the first time, this course provides you with the solid foundations you need to get your work into the marketplace. Using a combination of examples, script analysis, clip screenings and writing exercises, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to give your work the chance it deserves.

A very helpful and interesting insight. A very strong overview of everything I needed to know. A lot of information, but all well delivered and one a personal basis. Thanks very much.

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Duration: 1 day.

Price: £195.

Location: 21st Century Studios, St Albans, Hertfordshire. For security reasons, further details are only provided upon booking.

Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Equipment: Our fully featured training room includes six top-of-the-range iMac computers configured to work in both Macintosh (OSX) and PC (Windows) modes, ensuring you the maximum familiarity with your chosen operating system.

Further assistance: Our FAQ page contains the answers to many common questions. Alternatively please call 07543 403616 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

The course gives a great insight to comedy writing, every aspects are covered in depth. i have definately learnt a lot on this course, it has been very inspiring.

James, BSkyB.
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The Background

  • The contemporary comedy market – what sells, and why?
  • Where do comedy writers get their ideas?
  • What should I be writing? Sketch, sitcom, dramady or feature film?

Getting To Work

  • Ways to generate scenes and characters
  • Sketch-writing exercises
  • How to create a sitcom
  • How to structure a dramady or feature film

Selling Yourself

  • How to promote yourself and your work

And Finally…

  • What else can I do to get myself noticed?
  • Tips and tricks to help you keep on writing
Thought the course provided a good introduction to how to go about writing comedy. Exercises and feedback were very helpful and examples interesting. I feel funnier already – or maybe that’s just too much coffee??!!

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